------------- -------------- ------------------- -------------------
Saturday , January 29 2022

Kuwaiti Association for Human Rights calls for end to violence, violations against Muslims in Delhi

Association makes an appeal to UN to take action

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sits with Home Minister Amit Shah during Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary party meeting, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

KUWAIT CITY, March 5: The Kuwaiti Association of the Basic Evaluators for Human Rights (KABEHR) called for an end to violence, violations and attacks against Muslims and their mosques and schools in the northeastern Indian city of New Delhi by Hindu extremists, as these attacks have resulted in dozens of deaths, hundreds of injuries and intimidation of the innocent.

An Indian Hindu man, who was allegedly injured in communal violence, addresses a protest demonstration organized by Hindu organizations in New Delhi that in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. On the eve of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit to India last Sunday, Hindus and Muslims in the Indian capital charged at each other with homemade guns and crude weapons, leaving the streets where the rioting occurred resembling a war zone, with houses, shops, mosques, schools and vehicles up in flames. More than 40 people were killed and hundreds more wounded. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

The human rights association in a statement said: The racist practices Muslims in India who are followers of the second largest religion in India are subjected to attacks.

Supporters of a contentious new citizenship law wave Indian national flags and shout religious slogans as they participate in a protest demonstration organized by Hindu organizations in New Delhi that in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The law fast-tracks naturalization for some religious minorities from neighboring countries but not Muslims. Opponents say it violates India’s secular constitution, and further marginalizes the 200 million Muslims in this Hindu-majority nation of 1.4 billion people. On the eve of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit to India last Sunday, Hindus and Muslims in the Indian capital charged at each other with homemade guns and crude weapons, leaving the streets where the rioting occurred resembling a war zone, with houses, shops, mosques, schools and vehicles up in flames. More than 40 people were killed and hundreds more wounded. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

With a population of 200 million Muslims inhabited by the largest Islamic minority in the world, came after the Indian Parliament approved the controversial new nationality law that gives immigrants except Muslims, the Indian nationality.

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, a woman comforts a neighbor inside a hall at Al-Hind hospital used as a shelter for people who were rescued after they were attacked by a Hindu mob, in Old Mustafabad neighborhood of New Delhi, India. On the eve of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit to India last Sunday, Hindus and Muslims in the Indian capital charged at each other with homemade guns and crude weapons, leaving the streets where the rioting occurred resembling a war zone, with houses, shops, mosques, schools and vehicles up in flames, more than 40 dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, Mehfooz Umar, who was wounded in New Delhi’s worst communal riots in decades, sobs as he recuperates at Al-Hind hospital in Old Mustafabad neighborhood of New Delhi, India. Questions have been raised about the role of the Delhi police, who report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trusted confidante, Amit Shah, and whether they stood by while the violence raged or worse, aided the Hindu mobs. Al-Hind hospital’s doctors said authorities kept ambulances from reaching certain riot-hit places. A little after midnight on Wednesday, more than 72 hours after the violence began, a New Delhi High Court passed an extraordinary order directing the police to provide safe passage for ambulances. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

The association added it made an appeal to the United Nations, its human rights committees, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take action to stop the violence and protect social peace in New Delhi.

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, paramedics attend to the wounds of Mohammad Illyas at Al-Hind hospital in Old Mustafabad neighborhood of New Delhi, India. The hospital in the riot-torn neighborhood turned from a community clinic into a trauma ward, its doctors, for the first time, dealing with injuries like gunshot wounds, crushed skulls and torn male genitals. Authorities haven’t said what sparked the violence that has left more than 40 dead and hundreds injured, but it was the culmination of growing tensions since the passage of a citizenship law in December that fast-tracks naturalization for some religious minorities from neighboring countries but not Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

The statement emphasized the sanctity of blood and the importance of preserving souls that are among the purposes of Islamic law, as stated in the provisions of Article (2) of the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, saying “life is the gift of God guaranteed to every human being, so individuals, societies and states must protect this right from aggression.

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, Muslim women, who were rescued after their homes were attacked by a marauding Hindu mob, sob while eating a meal inside a hall which doubles as a shelter at Al-Hind hospital in Old Mustafabad neighborhood of New Delhi, India. The hospital in the riot-torn neighborhood turned from a community clinic into a trauma ward, its doctors, for the first time, dealing with injuries like gunshot wounds, crushed skulls and torn male genitals. Authorities haven’t said what sparked the violence that has left more than 40 dead and hundreds injured, but it was the culmination of growing tensions since the passage of a citizenship law in December that fast-tracks naturalization for some religious minorities from neighboring countries but not Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Accordingly, it is not permissible to take a soul without legal requirement.” In light of this, Article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights stipulates that “Every State signatory to this Covenant agree to respect the rights recognized therein, and to guarantee those rights to all individuals in its territory, and within its jurisdiction, without any distinction as to race, color, sex, language, religion, political or non-political opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, paramedics tend to the wounds of Mehfooz Umar, left, and Mohammad Afzal, right, at Al-Hind hospital in Old Mustafabad neighborhood of New Delhi, India. The hospital in the riot-torn neighborhood turned from a community clinic into a trauma ward, its doctors, for the first time, dealing with injuries like gunshot wounds, crushed skulls and torn male genitals. Questions have been raised about the role of the Delhi police, who report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trusted confidante, Amit Shah, and whether they stood by while the violence raged or worse, aided the Hindu mobs. Al-Hind hospital’s doctors said authorities kept ambulances from reaching certain riot-hit places. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Check Also

28th Jan

Download Full Newspaper

Translate »